7:44 AM EDT, Sun August 19, 2018
44 mins ago
Pat Shurmur will adjust and adapt to running back injuries

Pat Shurmur will adjust and adapt to running back injuries

Takeaways from Shurmur’s press conference Saturday afternoon When the New York Giants left the Meadowlands last Monday afternoon for a week of joint practices and a preseason game with the Detroit Lions, they appeared to have a lot of problems to fix. The defense looked fragile, the offense looked anemic, and there were serious questions about the quarterback position after their 20-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Despite not getting back from Detroit until 5:00 am on Saturday morning — “Sleep is overrated,” Shurmur said — the team has to feel better about their performance...
18 hours ago
Rookie Report: how the rookies played against the Detroit Lions

Rookie Report: how the rookies played against the Detroit Lions

Saquon was out, but the Giants had other rookies on the field in Detroit The New York Giants had to play without Saquon Barkley in their preseason game against the Detroit Lions, but the other rookies on the roster got a chance to make an impact. Just about every rookie got more playing time than they did in Week 1 regardless of where they stand on the roster. Let’s take a look at how they did Friday night in Detroit. Will Hernandez, OL 26 offensive snaps (44 percent) Hernandez and the starting offensive line got a lot more run in the second preseason game. While some parts of the line...
20 hours ago
What did we learn about the Giants’ offensive line against the Lions?

What did we learn about the Giants’ offensive line against the Lions?

Some good news and some bad news for the Giants’ offensive line Friday night The New York Giants placed a great emphasis on their offensive line this past offseason, completely tearing it apart and rebuilding it from the ground up. With new players at every position, what did they look like Friday night against the Detroit Lions in their second game together? The bad news It is generally my policy that when I’m faced with a choice between bad news and good news, I’ll choose to start with the bad news to start and finish with the good news. And this, this might have...
21 hours ago
Giants-Lions in pictures: Best photos from Giants’ 30-17 victory

Giants-Lions in pictures: Best photos from Giants’ 30-17 victory

A picture is worth 1,000 words, so here’s 10 of them Week 1’s preseason loss brought a lot of concern for Giants fans for the upcoming season. That would not hamper the Giants from showing up and showing out in Detroit in Week 2 with a 30-17 victory. A lot of positive takeaways come from the game, but here we’ll let the pictures do the talking. Davis Webb does something good Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Despite an an abysmal game against the Cleveland Browns, Davis Webb managed to string together a strong second drive against the Lions first-team defense. Webb...
23 hours ago
Giants-Lions “Kudos & Wet Willies” review

Giants-Lions “Kudos & Wet Willies” review

Let’s look at who played well for the Giants, and who did not The New York Giants won a football game Friday night, beating the Detroit Lions 30-17. It was a preseason game, though, so the score really doesn’t matter. What matters are some of the performances we saw and what they might mean going into the regular season. With that in mind, let’s get to our traditional “Kudos & Wet Willies” game review. Kudos to ... Kerry Wynn — What has gotten in to this guy? After four seasons as a serviceable but generally unremarkable reserve defensive end Wynn has turned into...
Aug 18, 2018
Giants-Lions post-game quotebook: Davis Webb’s “much better night,” and more

Giants-Lions post-game quotebook: Davis Webb’s “much better night,” and more

Let’s find out what the Giants were saying after Friday’s victory over the Detroit Lions What were the New York Giants saying after Friday’s 30-17 victory over the Detroit Lions in preseason action? Let’s go inside the locker room and find out. Davis Webb’s “much better night” Coach Pat Shurmur said the second-year quarterback, starting in place of Eli Manning, was “calmer” and “had a much better night” than he did against the Cleveland Browns last week. Webb went 14 of 20 for 140 yards and a touchdown. “I’m pretty confident in my ability,” Webb said. “I just...
Aug 17, 2018
Giants 30, Lions 17: 9 things we learned in Giants preseason victory

Giants 30, Lions 17: 9 things we learned in Giants preseason victory

Davis Webb can complete passes, Kyle Lauletta can run, Kerry Wynn is destroying the universe, and more What did we learn Friday night as the New York Giants were defeating the Detroit Lions 30-17 in NFL preseason action? You mean, aside from the fact that coach Pat Shurmur played it smart and kept Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. anchored to the sideline? Well, read on and find out. What backup quarterback competition? Davis Webb started with Eli Manning joining Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. on the sidelines, and put last week’s difficult game vs. the Cleveland Browns in the...
Aug 17, 2018
Giants-Lions: Winners and losers in the Giants’ position battles

Giants-Lions: Winners and losers in the Giants’ position battles

Who won, and who lost, in the Giants’ 30-17 victory over the Lions? The New York Giants soundly beat the Detroit Lions, of Friday night, never trailing after their second possession and winning, 30-17. But, as the coaches will be the first to tell you, the win-loss totals are not the point of preseason. Most of the time they aren’t even interested in the final score. Instead, preseason games are for marking the progress of the team as a whole, for coaches to try things out, and for position battles to be played out on the field. With two preseason games in the books, we can begin to...
Aug 17, 2018
Giants-Lions final score: Giants 30, Lions 17 in second preseason game

Giants-Lions final score: Giants 30, Lions 17 in second preseason game

The Giants get in the preseason win column while putting up 30 points in Detroit The New York Giants defeated the Detroit Lions, 30-17, on Friday night in the team’s second preseason game of the year. There was no Eli Manning for New York; Friday night’s starter was instead Davis Webb, Manning’s backup who performed erratically in the Giants’ Week 1 preseason loss to the Cleveland Browns. Round 1 2018 draft pick Saquon Barkley didn’t play either, with the rookie running back nursing a hamstring strain, and receiver Odell Beckham Jr. sat out for the second straight game. Webb was...
Aug 17, 2018
Giants-Lions halftime score: Davis Webb guides Giants to 10-3 lead

Giants-Lions halftime score: Davis Webb guides Giants to 10-3 lead

Use this as your second-half open thread The New York Giants have their first lead of the preseason as they enter the second half against the Detroit Lions. Head coach Pat Shurmur gave Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. the night off after a week of joint practices with the Lions. Davis Webb got the start, and the opportunity to redeem a terrible performance against the Cleveland Browns. Webb responded by carving the Lions starting defense up, to the tune of 14-for-20 (70 percent completion rate), for 140 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown drive went for 17 plays, including 7 first...
Aug 17, 2018
Giants at Lions, preseason Week 2: Live updates, score, more

Giants at Lions, preseason Week 2: Live updates, score, more

Follow along with Giants-Lions right here Your New York Giants face the Detroit Lions in their second preseason game on Friday night (7 p.m. | WNBC). Use this as your live thread for the first half. Chris will, as always, be along with a second-half open thread. See our Giants-Lions Hub Page for all of our coverage. Our Training Camp Hub Page is also filled with stories regarding the Giants’ preparations for the 2018 season. Sitting this one out The Giants have announced the following list of players who will sit out tonight’s game due to injury. RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring)S Darian...
Aug 17, 2018
Giants at Lions preseason Week 2: 3 reasons to watch

Giants at Lions preseason Week 2: 3 reasons to watch

Well, actually a whole lot more reasons than that. But, three for starters. Your New York Giants are in action Friday night (7 p.m. ET/NFLN, WNBC) at Ford Field in Detroit as they take on the Detroit Lions in Week 2 of the 2018 NFL preseason. The regular season is creeping closer, which means each week and each game is gaining importance. Here is why you should be watching tonight’s game. Starters will play more Coach Pat Shurmur is evasive when it comes to playing time. Still, it is logical to believe we should see more of the Giants first-teamers vs. Detroit. Offensive starters played...
Aug 17, 2018
Fantasy Football Friday: Players who could outperform ADP

Fantasy Football Friday: Players who could outperform ADP

Let’s continue getting you ready for your Fantasy Football season When it comes to draft time for fantasy football, there’s no secrets anymore. There’s so much coverage, everyone is a “sleeper” and the old strategy of taking an unknown or overlooked later in the draft who can win you a league isn’t as viable a strategy. Odds are those who you’re drafting with know your sleeper just as well or better than you do. How to combat that can come from little inefficiencies throughout the draft. There’s some values to be had on the board when looking at average draft position...
Aug 17, 2018
Locked on Giants, 08/17: Giants-Lions pre-game thoughts

Locked on Giants, 08/17: Giants-Lions pre-game thoughts

Pat and Ed preview Friday’s preseason game Friday’s Locked on Giants podcast offers you one more way to get ready for the preseason game between the New York Giants and Detroit Lions. Patricia Traina and Ed Valentine break down what you can expect to see in this Week 2 matchup. Locked on Giants comes to you four days per week. Subscribe to Locked on Giants multiple ways. RSS | ITunes | Spotify | Google Play Questions? E-mail lockedongiantspodcast@gmail.com.
Aug 17, 2018
Giants at Lions, preseason Week 2: 5 questions and answers about the Detroit Lions

Giants at Lions, preseason Week 2: 5 questions and answers about the Detroit Lions

Let’s learn some things about the team the Giants play on Friday The New York Giants, after three days of practicing against them, face the Detroit Lions on Friday in a preseason game (7 p.m. ET/NFL Network, WNBC). Jeremy Reisman of SB Nation’s Pride of Detroit provided us with practice reports [Day 1 | Day 2] this week. So, we turn to Jeremy for our weekly “5 questions” segment. Ed: First, thank you so much for the practice reports this week. They were a huge help. After watching the Giants for a few days what is your overall, perhaps “high-level” impression of this Giants...